Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Catalunya is one of six autonomous communities, including two where the Partido Popular governs, that have rebelled against the deficit levels set for them by Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy - read story here; The concept of shops opening on Sundays in Barcelona is gathering support in some quarters, with businesses on Avinguda Diagonal, the Rambla and Barnacentre calling for a new debate on timetables and the designation of 'tourist areas' - read story here; Eurozone feared that cash deposits would flow out of Spain if they didn't take action over banks - read story here.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) calls for resignation of PP deputy Andrea Fabra, after she allegedly shouted "screw them" when cuts to unemployment benefits were announced in Congress on Wednesday - read story here; Negative effects of VAT rise will add to financial problems of Spanish families - read story here; Four hundred Catalan police officers (mossos d'esquadra) protested in Plaça Sant Jaume yesterday against sector cuts, including six agents who had walked from Girona to Barcelona to join the demonstration - read story here.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Convergencia i Unió yesterday presented its first document to the other Catalan parties regarding the proposed new fiscal agreement with central government - read story here; Police presence on metro sees number of pickpocket incidences fall by 19 percent - read story here.